Ok folks, the Mini-poll has been updated and here are the last results as commented up... do feel free to respond with your own thoughts on the results.
Is design an integral and necessary part of the dance 'experience'?
Yes - always: 62.9%
Generally yes (80 % of the time): 28.6%
Only sometimes: 5.7%
Well perhaps for half the pieces: 2.9%
It's not important: 0.0%
and see some past polls
Poll: Is design an integral and necessary part of the dance 'experience'?
13 December 1999
Perhaps the results may not be a surprise to most visitors, but I'm surprised that there was not a more emphatic vote for design being integral to all ballet and dance.
In a way I think its all rather axiomatic: dancers have to wear something and that something needs design - even the use of practice clothing is a design choice. And of course practice clothes vary.. so which practice clothes? And with design choice comes the ability to influence thoughts on the choreography....